A book that I bought to read to my kids reminds me how to keep people and life in perspective.
It’s up to each one of us to decide how to make use of our experiences — whether they will hold us down or lift us up, and whether we’ll bring the people we encounter each day up or down with us. I’ve decided that love is my purpose, and I want to bring others to a place of love as well.
I’ve told this story a few times over the past two years as if I was merely an observer to what unfolded. Today – in response to the events which started on May 25 – I know now my role in speaking out against the kind of racial hatred that too many Americans endure day in and day out.
Perhaps I could have been a cat person, but cats make my eyes burn like Vesuvius and my nose pour like Niagara Falls. So dog person it is. June holds some meaningful memories for me and my three dogs, and this blog is for them.
Am I so bothered by the thought of not publishing a blog each week that I’d rather tell an awkward story about myself than not post anything at all? You betcha!
Where does the balance rest between gratitude and happiness? Do you need to have gratitude to be happy? If you are happy, are you automatically grateful?
“Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.” What a great metaphor for life! I may be the first person in history to quote Charles De Mar from the movie Better off Dead as a motivational speaker, but when you find a saying that speaks to your soul, you stick with it.
I recently obsessed over having a new portrait done… as much as if the lives of my unborn grandchildren rest on it. But if inner beauty is more important than outer beauty, can someone see your inner beauty just by looking at a portrait? Maybe.
That awkward moment when you lack the poise or confidence to accept someone’s compliment gracefully so you end up saying something ridiculous like, “Thank your.” This might help you avoid that.
One morning when bumper-to-bumper traffic was crawling, I began paying attention to how drivers were navigating the speed bumps. Quietly, it all became a metaphor to me for how people approach life’s challenges.
It is unavoidable that you will experience pain and fear in your life. As you work hard to heal from it, be grateful that you can grow to become a more loving person.
Even when you have a compassionate heart and the best intentions when trying to help others , it all can still unravel. Regardless, you have to do the right thing. Every time.
You can wish on a falling star but its up to you to put in the time and effort to make your dreams come true.